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    This is an untutored group specifically for individual artists to work from the model. We wish to encourage artists to pursue their own vision.

    The session typically starts with a series of short poses, followed by an extended pose after the coffee break.

    Artist tables, drawing boards and stools are available in the studio. Artists bring their own materials. (Most materials can be bought from the Centre’s art shop).

    We welcome artists working at all stages. The environment has developed into a quiet, productive and friendly one.

    Call 01296 589806 for more details or visit the group's 'Meet Up' page by clicking here.


    There will be no Sat workshops on: 16 Dec or 17 Feb

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    For ages 7-11*
    * Ages 5+ can attend the Creative Art & Craft sessions, when accompanied by an adult.

    Our Saturday Makers' Club offers young artists a variety of fun, hands-on workshops, exploring a wide range materials and techniques from an array of artistic disciplines. Students have the chance to develop their own ideas with guidance from our experienced tutors.

    We offer Pottery and Creative Art & Craft every week, plus a third class which varies throughout the term - be it woodcarving, crochet or special themed crafts to celebrate a special time of year.

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to increased popularity in our Makers' Club, we are introducing some changes, effective from 5 October 2019.

    Our weekly pottery sessions will no longer include glazing - instead, to maximise the number of children we're able to work with, both pottery studios will be 'making only', with dedicated pre-bookable glazing sessions at the end of each Half Term. Details can be found below.

    The maximum capacity for each pottery making session (and our Creative Arts & Crafts class) is 10. For other activities such as Woodcarving, the capacity is 8. We operate on a first-come-first-serve basis. In the event that a particular class is full, you would need to select an alternative creative activity.


    GLAZING YOUR WORK

    Our Half Termly glazing sessions will run from 1pm. THere will be 30-min slots available, which must be pre-booked. Each slot can include up to 6 students.

    To book a sloy, contact the Centre (01296 424 332) and book over the phone or book in person on a Saturday during the Makers' Club.

    Advance payment is required (£5 / £4 members). The cost covers the tutored session plus all of glaze materials and firing costs.

    PLEASE NOTE: The cost of clay / first firing in the pottery making sessions will be reduced to reflect this new system.


    Below is the amended schedule for the term:

    Sat 5 Oct
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa
    Pottery with Stacey & Adam
    Woodcarving with Jeremy

    Sat 12 Oct
    Free Yoga Session from 9.30 to 10am with Hannah
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa
    Pottery Elizabeth, Stacey and Dee (on this occasion only we can accommodate 30 children in total per session)

    Sat 19 Oct
    Creative Art & Craft with Annie
    Pottery with Elizabeth & Pippa
    Woodcarving with Jeremy

    Sat 26 Oct
    Free Yoga Session from 9.30 to 10am with Hannah
    Creative Art & Craft with Annie
    Pottery with Stacey & Pippa

    GLAZING SESSION FROM 1PM WITH STACEY
    FIRST SLOT: 1-1.30PM MAX 6 CHILDREN
    SECOND SLOT: 1.45-2.15PM MAX 6 CHILDREN
    THIRD SLOT: 2.30-3PM MAX 6 CHILDREN

    No sessions on Sat 2 and Sat 9 Nov 2019

    Sat 16 Nov
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa
    Pottery with Elizabeth & Dee
    Woodcarving with Jeremy

    Sat 23 Nov
    Creative Art & Craft with Annie
    Pottery with Dee, Pippa & Adam (on this occasion only we can accommodate 30 children in total per session)

    Sat 30 Nov
    Creative Art & Craft with Annie
    Pottery with Elizabeth & Pippa

    GLAZING SESSION FROM 1PM
    FIRST SLOT: 1-1.30PM MAX 6 CHILDREN
    SECOND SLOT: 1.45-2.15PM MAX 6 CHILDREN
    THIRD SLOT: 2.30-3PM MAX 6 CHILDREN

    You can collect your pottery work Monday to Thursday from 10am to 8pm and Friday from 10am to 4pm until Friday 20th December.
    Children Saturday Makers’ club will resume on Saturday 11th January 2020.

    Please note that the Arts Centre team will be monitoring the effectiveness of the new system. Please feel free to report any suggestions and feedback via email to info@qpc.org

    CLASSES TO RESUME ON SATURDAY 11 JANUARY

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    For ages 7-11*
    * Ages 5+ can attend the Creative Art & Craft sessions, when accompanied by an adult.

    Our Saturday Makers' Club offers young artists a variety of fun, hands-on workshops, exploring a wide range materials and techniques from an array of artistic disciplines. Students have the chance to develop their own ideas with guidance from our experienced tutors.

    We offer Pottery and Creative Art & Craft every week, plus a third class which varies throughout the term - be it woodcarving, crochet or special themed crafts to celebrate a special time of year.

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to increased popularity in our Makers' Club, we are introducing some changes, effective from 5 October 2019.

    Our weekly pottery sessions will no longer include glazing - instead, to maximise the number of children we're able to work with, both pottery studios will be 'making only', with dedicated pre-bookable glazing sessions at the end of each Half Term. Details can be found below.

    The maximum capacity for each pottery making session (and our Creative Arts & Crafts class) is 10. For other activities such as Woodcarving, the capacity is 8. We operate on a first-come-first-serve basis. In the event that a particular class is full, you would need to select an alternative creative activity.


    GLAZING YOUR WORK

    Our Half Termly glazing sessions will run from 1pm. THere will be 30-min slots available, which must be pre-booked. Each slot can include up to 6 students.

    To book a sloy, contact the Centre (01296 424 332) and book over the phone or book in person on a Saturday during the Makers' Club.

    Advance payment is required (£5 / £4 members). The cost covers the tutored session plus all of glaze materials and firing costs.

    PLEASE NOTE: The cost of clay / first firing in the pottery making sessions will be reduced to reflect this new system.


    Below is the amended schedule for the term:

    Sat 5 Oct
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa
    Pottery with Stacey & Adam
    Woodcarving with Jeremy

    Sat 12 Oct
    Free Yoga Session from 9.30 to 10am with Hannah
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa
    Pottery Elizabeth, Stacey and Dee (on this occasion only we can accommodate 30 children in total per session)

    Sat 19 Oct
    Creative Art & Craft with Annie
    Pottery with Elizabeth & Pippa
    Woodcarving with Jeremy

    Sat 26 Oct
    Free Yoga Session from 9.30 to 10am with Hannah
    Creative Art & Craft with Annie
    Pottery with Stacey & Pippa

    GLAZING SESSION FROM 1PM WITH STACEY
    FIRST SLOT: 1-1.30PM MAX 6 CHILDREN
    SECOND SLOT: 1.45-2.15PM MAX 6 CHILDREN
    THIRD SLOT: 2.30-3PM MAX 6 CHILDREN

    No sessions on Sat 2 and Sat 9 Nov 2019

    Sat 16 Nov
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa
    Pottery with Elizabeth & Dee
    Woodcarving with Jeremy

    Sat 23 Nov
    Creative Art & Craft with Annie
    Pottery with Dee, Pippa & Adam (on this occasion only we can accommodate 30 children in total per session)

    Sat 30 Nov
    Creative Art & Craft with Annie
    Pottery with Elizabeth & Pippa

    GLAZING SESSION FROM 1PM
    FIRST SLOT: 1-1.30PM MAX 6 CHILDREN
    SECOND SLOT: 1.45-2.15PM MAX 6 CHILDREN
    THIRD SLOT: 2.30-3PM MAX 6 CHILDREN

    You can collect your pottery work Monday to Thursday from 10am to 8pm and Friday from 10am to 4pm until Friday 20th December.
    Children Saturday Makers’ club will resume on Saturday 11th January 2020.

    Please note that the Arts Centre team will be monitoring the effectiveness of the new system. Please feel free to report any suggestions and feedback via email to info@qpc.org

    CLASSES TO RESUME ON SATURDAY 11 JANUARY

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    An open pottery class for experienced potters only.

    Fantastic facilities available, including five wheels. Students should pay at reception on arrival.

    This is a drop-in workshop, no advanced booking is necessary.


    Autumn / Winter 2019-20 Season Calendar:

    Sat 14 Sep - Normal
    Sat 21 Sep - Glaze Room only
    Sat 28 Sep - Glaze Room only
    Sat 5 Oct - Glaze Room only
    Sat 12 Oct - Normal
    Sat 19 Oct - Pottery Room only
    Sat 26 Oct - Normal
    Sat 2 Nov - HALF TERM - CENTRE CLOSED
    Sat 9 Nov - CRAFT FAIR - NO SESSION
    Sat 16 Nov - Normal
    Sat 23 Nov - Glaze Room only
    Sat 30 Nov - Normal

    Christmas Holiday

    Sat 11 Jan - Glaze Room only
    Sat 18 Jan - Glaze Room only
    Sat 25 Jan - Normal
    Sat 1 Feb - NO SESSION
    Sat 8 Feb - Glaze Room only
    Sat 15 Feb - Normal
    Sat 22 Feb - HALF TERM - CENTRE CLOSED

    Please note that the above schedule might change nearer at the time.


    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!

    Developing ceramics: textures and patterns in hand building
    Three-week course: 28 Sep, 5 Oct & 19 Oct, 1:30pm - 3:30pm (no class on 12 Oct)
    with Helen Neighbour

    This short course in pottery is perfect for beginners, especially those who attended the 'Hand Building Pottery' class in September / October. Learn all about the different techniques available to you to create beautiful patterns and textures on your hand-built ceramic work.

    Price does not include clay or firing (as sizes of pieces will vary)

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    Three-week course: 11 Jan, 18 Jan & 25 Jan, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    This course will introduce you to beginner drawing techniques- looking at equipment, how to show depth through shading and perspective, and how to draw through identifying shape, form and texture.

    This workshop is aimed at beginners to drawing, and art in general, and those looking to improve their drawing skill. Adults (age 13 years +)

    Students should bring a selection of pencils (H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), an A4 sketch pad, a rubber, a pencil charpener and a ruler.

    About the Tutor

    Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila runs the Tring Art Society, and enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Saturday 1st February, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    Surprise your loved one this year and create your own Valentine’s card design in this workshop (suitable for beginners to linocut).

    You will be shown how to use linocut tools to create your own bespoke Valentine’s card design. You will leave the workshop with your personalised linocut stamp and cards to take away.

    What to bring:
    - Example designs will be provided, but you can bring any specific cards / images you want to use for inspiration
    - A pencil (if you wish to make notes) a handout will be provided

    If you have any further questions please email Leila on: Leila_Ward@msn.com

    About the Tutor

    Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila runs the Tring Art Society, and enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Three-week course: 8 Feb, 15 Feb, 29 Feb (No class on 22 Feb), 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    This course will give you an introduction to watercolours. It is suitable for beginners, those returning to using watercolours, or those wanting to try out different techniques. You will learn some of the basic techniques such as blending, washes, and wet on wet to paint a range of subjects.

    What to bring
    - Selection of watercolour paints (either pans or tubes)
    - Selection of brushes (such as Daler Rowney size 8 and 2 round, and at least one flat brush 1/2 inch - 1 inch, and a fan brush)
    - Watercolour paper
    - Water pot (old tall plastic tubs work well for this such as soup tubs!)
    - Masking tape
    - Masking fluid (needle tip or bring a brush to use with this),
    - Paper towels
    - Mixing palette
    - Small painting sponge
    - Pencil
    - Rubber
    - Ruler

    If you have any further questions please email Leila on: Leila_Ward@msn.com